From our NNY upbringing for a summertime favorite is Salt Potatoes. These were started in Syracuse, NY by the Hinerwadel family; http://www.hinerwadelsinc.com/about.nxg. Small white potatoes (1-1.5" diameter) that come in a bag with a pound of salt; if I remember correctly it's 4 lbs. of potatoes and 1 lb. of salt, total of 5 lbs. Boil a large pan of water with the salt added, drop in the potatoes until tender, drain and enjoy with lots of butter! These are served at family get-togethers, fairs, Firemen's Field Days, the NY State Fair, any place there's a gathering, you'll find salt potatoes in Northern NY!
Here in Texas they never heard of them. But, there's been a resurgence of small white and red potatoes for summertime cooking, so just by adding salt to the water you can create your own. A telltale sign that they've turned out correctly is a white coating of salt on the potatoes once drained!
We always added only half the salt; now, what with health conditions and all, we use ¼ lb. of sea salt to 4 or 5 lbs. of small red or white potatoes; they are still delicious as a great side dish and don't let me get seconds, lol! Boil 'em up and split them in half and slather on some butter (or a lo-cal margarine subtitute) and you've got a summertime favorite from a local enterprise!